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'''Alfred Leslie Rowse''' (4 December 1903 – 3 October 1997), known publicly as '''A. L. Rowse''' but to friends and family as ''Leslie'', was a United Kingdom|British author
and historian from Cornwall
, England, UK.
Rowse is best known for his work on Elizabeth I of England|Elizabethan England
and his poetry about Cornwall. He was also a William Shakespeare|Shakespearean scholar